Quality License Scheme

Our Quality Licence Scheme allows ABEA certified Providers to gain accreditation from a national Awarding Organisation, providing you with the requisite support to ensure your courses are of a high standard.

This license allows you the freedom to develop courses best suited for the needs of employers and learners, and that meet government objectives. It gives your organisation the flexibility to tailor courses to specific markets.

Recognition from ABEA’s Quality Licence Scheme demonstrates to your stakeholders your commitment to delivering high quality learning. It also stands as proof that you have been endorsed by a leading national awarding organisation.

Getting ABEA Approved

Our team of specialists will evaluate, review and provide guidance on how to develop your courses within a quality framework to gain recognition which will show you deliver a high quality learning experience. As a part of our Quality Licence Scheme, ABEA uses the following criteria to review and quality assure your provision, ensuring that you meet the high standards that organisations must meet to be ABEA certified:

  • Leadership and Management
  • Resources
  • Quality of Courses
  • Delivery and Quality Assurance

Post Approval

ABEA approved Providers will be able to enjoy special benefits such as:

  • Promoting your courses with the ABEA Quality Licence Scheme logo;
  • Have access to our online portal;
  • Featured on our website list of ABEA Quality Licence Scheme Approved Providers.
  • Owning courses approved by the ABEA Quality Licence Scheme
  • Your learners will receive an ABEA branded Certificate of Achievement

Advisory Support

Providers are guaranteed help and support from ABEA’s team of knowledgeable and experienced auditors before, during and after your Quality Licence Scheme audit. We provide both remote and/or onsite support that is tailored to your needs.


Advisory Support: £??? for half a day and £??? for a full day. For more information please Contact Us.

Annual Licence Fee: £???? Includes one site visit, access to the online portal, and is not subject to VAT. Applicable to UK Providers only.

Learner Certificate of Achievement: £? per certificate. If you are seeking recognition for the first time, or wish to transfer your current non-regulated provision from another scheme, we will be happy to have a discussion to identify your needs. Please Contact Us for more information.


The fees for international Providers vary. Please Contact Us for more information.